And here we are at the start of another school year and what a busy year it is going to be!
We have already started our modules in the SRC and are working on our CCEA accreditations, here in school and in St Patrick’s.
Work is underway to get our Donard Diner up and running again. We are looking forward to cooking up breakfasts for all the pupils and staff!
This year we have the responsibility of organising the Inter Schools Formal. This is the highlight of our school year and we are already thinking of ideas for our theme.
And don’t’ forget to look out for our catalogue - our Christmas elves will be busy getting things made to sell for our Young Enterprise company.
And just like that the year is over!
We have enjoyed a busy time with accreditations, Donard Diner, work experience, STEP, St Patrick’s and Space!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support over the year and look forward to the new adventures that lie ahead!
Have a happy and safe summer!
Is May over already?! We looked forward to this month all year, for obvious reasons, and just like that it’s over!
We were busy this month in our preparation for Disney and the Big Fun Week.
As Leavers, we have lots of accreditations to complete so we have been busy putting the finishing touches to our portfolios.
Look out for our photos of the formal on the school website!
We can’t believe it is Easter already!
We have enjoyed doing some work on Easter.
Some of our pupils took part in Newry Feis and enjoyed great success.
We sampled lots of different foods at the Food Festival - a great morning was had by all!
Enjoy your Easter break and we look forward to seeing you in the Summer Term.
Such a busy month March has been! We’ve celebrated Pancake Tuesday, St Patrick’s Day and World Book Day. We’ve taken part in a Zumbathon and said ‘Farewell’ to our esteemed member of staff Miss Campbell.
In class we’ve been looking at our emotions, with a focus on our communication skills and working together as a team.
We’ve continued work on Gathering Drums and Kelly Fits Steps. It is great to see their skills in these areas develop. The pupils continue to take part in their modules in the SRC.
And of course we’ve been kept busy counting the 2ps for Disney - it won’t be long now!
We can’t believe how fast the school year is going. We finished our second module in the SRC and can’t wait to get started on our new courses.
We went to Rushmere and took part in the Interschool Cross Border Trade Fair. We had a really successful morning. Our profit for the year for Christmas and Rushmere was £276.25.
We used some of this to treat ourselves to a celebration lunch and banked the rest. Look out for exciting new things for our Young Enterprise company in the new school year.
We've had a busy start to the New Year.
The pupils from Leavers’ Class have been engaged in their SRC courses. It’s hard to believe the second modules are coming to an end. The pupils have been working hard to complete their practical tasks and we are delighted with their progress. There’s still a bit of book work to complete and then we’ll all be ready for our third choices.
The Donard Diner continues to do well and we’ve had great feedback from our customers. They really look forward to visiting us.
Our Young Enterprise team is also getting ready for the annual trade fair in Rushmere - hopefully we’ll make a good profit on the day!
Pupils in Leavers’ have been busy creating lots of beautiful Christmas craft for their gift bags, as well as for their Young Enterprise. They have had a great run of sales, with many items selling out within a matter of days.
We enjoyed two visits to the SRC Banbridge campus - the Open Day and the Annual Tea Dance. It was great to meet up with our old friends.
We have been enjoying our second module in the SRC Newry, getting to grips with saws, hair brushes and copper pipes. The pupils have been busy learning lots of new skills.
A huge congratulations to the Leavers’ pupils for their participation in the Christmas Carol Service - the hard work paid off and the morning was a huge success.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year!
What a great morning we enjoyed in the Belmont Hotel, at the Banbridge Festival - well done to all who took part!
Pupils in Leavers’ Class have finished their first module in the SRC. To end their module, the Drama Production group put on a short play which was very well received by the pupils of Rathore and Donard. Already they have been trying new skills in Blow Drying Hair, Plumbing and Making a Storage Unit in Woodwork.
Pupils have continued to excel themselves in our Donard Diner venture and now that the training programme is finished we are beginning to make some money. We hope to be able to treat ourselves with our ‘profits’ later on in the year.
We enjoyed a great afternoon at the SSE Arena, watching the Ice Hockey. A great afternoon of entertainment was provided by Yale University and Union College.
Leavers’ Class have been busy completing accreditations in the SRC, in St Patrick’s and in Donard School.
We enjoyed a visit from Mickey and Minnie to launch our fund raising campaign to Disney.
Our café venture is turning out to be a huge success. We have had visits from the pupils in Class 5 and Class 6. They have filled in our evaluation forms and said we are doing really well.
Pupils from Senior School are joining together on Friday mornings for a shared break. This is a great social occasion and it is lovely to see the interactions at the table.
We can’t believe that we have come to the end of the school year already!
We have been so busy this year and the pupils have been so productive! SRC has continued to be a huge success and the pupils have developed so many skills.
We have also been busy with our Prince’s Trust work, learning more about the importance of exercise, team work and how to manage our money more carefully.
The pupils have really enjoyed the cookery sessions in class. They have worked hard to design menus, while developing awareness of healthy eating and promoting their independence.
It has been a pleasure to watch them flourish this year.
We say ‘au revoir’ to our four of our friends and we wish them all the very best in the next part of their journey.
Thank you for your continued support over the year - we couldn’t do it without you!